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Jonathan Swift : A Concise Biography / Hossick, Malcolm.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (37 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Famous authors
Famous authors. ^A431320
Contents Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) (3:00) -- Writer Among Writers (1:10) -- Jonathan Swift: Education (1:34) -- Sir William Temple (3:08) -- Religion and Power (2:26) -- Religious Orders (2:30) -- Swift: Literary Genius (2:01) -- Swift: In the Interest of Ireland (3:42) -- Women in Swift's Life (2:38) -- Swift's Literary Friends (1:30) -- Swift's Satire and His Generosity (4:05) -- Credits: 'Jonathan Swift: A Concise Biography' (0:27) -- Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745): An Overview of His Work (6:24) -- The Essence of Swift (0:44)
Abstract This introduction to the life and work of Jonathan Swift from the Famous Authors series explores the political messages and social critiques in Swift's work, including the famous Gulliver's Travels and its public reception. The video begins with Swift's childhood and education in Dublin and England, and reviews the circumstances of the English monarchy, the Whigs and Tories, and other political details of the 17th century necessary to understanding Swift's times and writing.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 27, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideo recording.
Publisher number43987 Films Media Group

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